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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR JOURNALISM TRAINING WORKSHOP ON COURT REPORTING 

28 Jun, 2023
Deadline for submission of applications: 5 July 2023

MISA Zimbabwe is calling for applications from Zimbabwean journalists who have an interest in being trained on how to professionally and accurately report on the functions of the courts and court cases. 

Applicants are required to also attach or provide at least one published court story that they have written together with the motivational application letter on why they should be considered for the training. If the work sample or script is online, please share the link to the sample.

Benefits of the workshop 

  • If selected, you will take part in an intensive workshop covering key elements of court reporting, the court systems and procedures and how to report on sensitive matters involving minors. 
  • You will also have exclusive access to wide expertise and knowledge on the functions of the courts, its processes and systems. 
  • Acquire knowledge on what constitutes contempt of court and the Dos and Don’ts of court reporting. 

Eligibility 

  • Zimbabwean journalists working in print, online and broadcast media, and  with at least two years professional experience, are eligible to apply for the training.
  • Experience in court reporting will be an added advantage.
  • Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelance journalists should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to publish their work.

Submissions 

  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation and willingness to publish any story produced through this programme.
  • If the letter from your editor does not explicitly state this, we will not be able to consider your application. 

 

Kindly email your application to: misa@misazim.co.zw and copy helen@misazim.co.zw; chido@misazim.co.zw; with the subject title: Journalist Training on Court Reporting, by 5 July 2023. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 5 July 2023

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1992. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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